U.D.O./ex-ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider makes a guest appearance on the new STURM UND DRANG track "Forever", taken from the Finnish band's new album "Learning to Rock". The song is available for free download at this location (click on "Web Access", enter your name and e-mail address and click on "login").
To listen to the entire "Learning to Rock" CD, go to this location.
For more information on STURM UND DRANG, visit the band's official web site.
As previously reported, U.D.O. will embark on a North American tour in January/February 2008. It is not presently clear if this will be a package tour or a solo trek. Exact cities and dates to be anounced.
U.D.O. recently signed with Coallier Entertainment (TWISTED SISTER, SEBASTIAN BACH, BELLADONNA, W.A.S.P.) in New York City for booking and is said to be "excited" to come back to America and Canada to play for the fans again.
U.D.O.'s new album, "Mastercutor", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 — the highest German chart position in the band's history.
"Mastercutor" was released on May 18 via AFM Records. Several extra songs were recorded for the CD, with different territories getting their own bonus cuts. The Japanese edition of the CD comes with the track "Man a King Ruler", the Russian album includes "Platchet Soldat", and both feature the song "Streets of Sin". The European limited-edition version of "Mastercutor" includes the songs "Borderline" and "Screaming Eagles".